Whenyoung, Sundara Karma, Willie J Healey & more to play livestreaming NHS fundraiser BUS-TIVAL

Vans For Bands are putting on a special Facebook Live event this Saturday (25th April) to raise money for their incredible NHS initiative.

Whenyoung, Sundara Karma, Willie J Healey & more to play livestreaming NHS fundraiser BUS-TIVAL

Whenyoung, Sundara Karma’s Oscar Pollock, The Big Moon and Our Girl’s Soph Nathan and Willie J Healey are just a few of the acts set to perform live this weekend for Vans For Bands’ livestreaming fundraiser.

This Saturday (25th April), a whole host of artists will be performing live on Vans For Bands’ Facebook page for an incredibly good cause: to raise money for their new initiative, which will see their luxury tour buses - that usually house bands such as Massive Attack and Biffy Clyro on their tours - parked outside of NHS hospitals to offer frontline doctors and nurses a place to rest during or after their shifts.

The company began the initiative in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, and has already stationed their tourbuses outside of hospitals in Reading, Uxbridge, Archway, Lewisham and Stockon-on-Tees - they’re hoping to raise enough money to cover insurance and driver fees to offer this service to many other hospitals.

Other acts confirmed to appear as part of their fundraiser include Frank Turner, Yonaka, Caro and The Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock. They’ll be performing between 12 noon and 10pm (BST) over on the Vans For Bands Facebook page. DIY is also giving a bit of a helping hand, and will be sharing the stream on our Facebook page throughout Saturday too.

To donate to the cause, please head over to their JustGiving page now. For more information, head to their website.

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